Overall evaluation of Zhiyun Yunhe 2S stabilizer

With the increasing popularity of long video and short video, more and more people choose to become a professional or amateur Vlogger, or a BiliBili up host. However, in the daily shooting of materials, the lens jitter caused by lens moving is an inevitable and important factor affecting the editing quality. How to avoid unnecessary jitter and make smooth and delicate moving mirrors, we mainly use stannikon in the film field, while we have camera stabilizers in the field of civil consumption. < p > < p > Zhiyun is an “old player” in the field of stabilizers. Established in 2015, Zhiyun brand has formed three series of mobile phone smart pan tilt, professional three axis stabilizer and motion camera stabilizer after several years of development. Among them, the star product is Yunhe 2 in the professional three axis series. Its positioning is between Yunhe 3S and Yunhe M series, which is the “Zhongpei” in Zhiyun product line. What we are going to test today is the upgraded version of Yunhe 2S. < / P > < p > friends who are familiar with Zhiyun must be deeply impressed by the black gray shape of the storage box, and Yunhe 2S is no exception. Open the box, pull out the inner package, and the familiar black gray storage box comes into view. The box is made of foam plastic, with a smaller net weight. All accessories are put into it, and the handle is not heavy. The author sprinkles a small amount of water on the facade of the box, and no liquid infiltration is observed. Therefore, the box is practical and can be safely taken out for outdoor use in non inclement weather. Due to the thick internal material, it can also bring enough protection to the accessories. < / P > < p > release the clasp and lift it. The Yunhe 2S body and a number of accessories are neatly “inlaid” in the product card slot. From the top left to the bottom right are: Booster pad, Yunhe 2S bare machine body, 1 / 4-20 screw, wire rod, quick mounting board, tripod, lens support frame, 18650 lithium battery X3, charger and quick mount board seat. Compared with Yunhe 2S’s predecessor Yunhe 2, the accessories are obviously more and more abundant: the heightening pad, lens support frame and detachable screws are not provided by the previous generation. < / P > < p > the first intuitive feeling of Yunhe 2S is that it is very good-looking. With the help of high-strength aluminum alloy and CNC anodizing process, the stabilizer presents a matte texture of gray black under appropriate light, and presents beautiful diffuse reflection under light, which is very durable. At the same time, its size is also relatively moderate, and it can be easily put into a medium sized backpack. < / P > < p > although it is a stabilizer for SLR, the application of light aluminum material keeps its net weight below 2kg; in the handle part, the handle of Yunhe 2S is made of industrial carbon fiber, and the workmanship of this part is meticulous and the edge is very neat, which reflects the excellent technology. Because good carbon fiber can make the handle feel light, and the handle itself is thicker and fits the size of the male palm, so I feel more comfortable holding in the experience of several days. < / P > < p > speaking of the detachable carbon fiber handle, it is also the shell of the battery compartment. It can be removed by turning it counter clockwise for several times, and the battery frame is exposed. Unlike other stabilizer manufacturers which mostly use non detachable batteries and the two battery power supply scheme adopted by Zhiyun weeball-s, the power supply module of Yunhe 2S uses three 18650 lithium batteries, which can provide 7800 MAH. We will talk about its actual endurance experience when we have actual experience. < p > < p > the cloud crane 2S uses a 0.96 inch olde screen, which is one lap larger than the 0.66 inch cloud crane 2 we have measured before. Compared with competitors without or smaller screens, this screen can help operators find appropriate settings more intuitively. In addition, the smart cloud system has finally upgraded Chinese, and the operation logic is simple and easy to understand. Even the stabilizer Xiaobai, like the author, can be used with no learning cost. < / P > < p > another feature of Zhiyun products is the rich built-in shooting modes, as is Yunhe 2S. Its shooting modes such as global POV, 3D dream and mad dog mode greatly increase the professionalism of this stabilizer and expand the use scenarios of the product. We will use special space to demonstrate the shooting mode in detail. < / P > < p > whether a stabilizer has good adaptability or not is the first to bear the brunt of whether it perfectly supports the common camera body nowadays. Therefore, the author selects Nikon Z6 and Z50 models collected by the editorial department for connection test. < / P > < p > through the special cable attached in the package, the above models are successfully adapted and plug and play. In addition, Zhiyun official also said that models such as bmpcc 6K, Panasonic S1H and Canon 1dx are also perfectly supported, which shows that their adaptability is reassuring. < / P > < p > in addition to adaptability, as a stabilizer to be launched in 2020, the interaction with mobile terminal is also highly valued by the author. Therefore, the author specially installed the smart cloud mobile app “ZY play”. The interface is simple and easy to understand. You can also check the tutorial or join the community to share your vlog works. < / P > < p > due to the adoption of the upgraded quick release system 3.0, it makes the disassembly and assembly of Yunhe 2S more convenient. Through the combination of the two groups of structures, the user can take down the base and the camera after the first installation and leveling, which is convenient for the user to quickly replace the camera card and battery, and avoid the trouble of the second installation and leveling. Compared with the products before Zhiyun, convenience has a qualitative leap. < p > < p > although Yunhe 2S is a typical right angle stabilizer, it can also be “transformed” into an oblique stabilizer. The user can manually loosen more than ten screws at the corner of the stabilizer arm with a screwdriver, and then reassemble it. Such a design is forward-looking. For the heavy stabilizer, the design of brain opening expands the use scene and adds more playability. < / P > < p > relying on the ingenious fast mounting base design, Yunhe 2S general can easily complete the switching between horizontal and vertical rackets, and the adjustment process is about tens of seconds, which is very convenient without the assistance of other accessories, so it is easy to master and further improve the cost performance. Tiktok, Kwai, and so on, are very convenient for users who need to make vertical composition. < / P > < p > in the evaluation of stabilizers, we often use the method of fast pushing forward the machine position and shaking the front, back, left and right to test whether it has good “anti sloshing” ability, and this also reflects the original intention of consumers to purchase stabilizers: to eliminate unnecessary shaking of the screen. In this test, the equipment used by the author is Nikon Z6 + 24-70 / 4 s lens. < / P > < p > through the above moving pictures, readers can intuitively feel that the picture is stable without shaking in the face of conventional fast forward shooting; if a certain horizontal axis is added to the process, the picture is also very stable. Finally, the author suggests that users can use the anti shake equipment with body or lens, which will make the anti shake effect 1 + 1 > 2. However, in the violent shaking test stage, the camera always keeps in balance and has the characteristics of rapid response. Before the test, the torque of the built-in motor is adjusted to high gear. Although the motor is strong, the noise is very low. Obviously, strong distance and high silence are also the advantages of Yunhe 2S. < / P > < p > after looking at the external stability, we can see that no matter how the handheld “swings”, the video animation is always stable. < p > < p > Yunhe 2S stabilizer has two focusing modes: electronic focusing and servo focusing device controlled by tracking wheel. The newly designed follow-up roller has moderate damping and is more convenient. At the same time, it supports electronic tracking control, which makes the focusing operation more accurate and convenient. < p > < p > to summarize the manipulation performance of Yunhe 2, it can be simply summarized as: fast return to the right, multiple ways to follow the focus. Excellent performance is closely related to its excellent software and hardware! The cloud crane 2S adopts the ninth generation honeycomb stability control algorithm and high torque servo motor to ensure the excellent stability of shooting in motion from two aspects of software and hardware. < p > < p > Yunhe 2S continues the diversified characteristic mode of Yunhe 2. In addition to PF mode and l mode, three more characteristic modes have been optimized: Global POV, 3D dream and mad dog mode. < / P > < p > Global POV is also called the first view mode. When turned on, the three angles of the stabilizer rotate with the handle and the shooting angle is not limited. In short, the camera angle will change with the change of hand, suitable for shooting creative rotating pictures. However, the author needs to report to you that since the weight of the stabilizer is concentrated on the camera end, a large centrifugal force will be felt during the rotation operation. Therefore, it is better to hold the handle tightly and operate slowly. < / P > < p > in 3D dream mode, the pitch axis of stabilizer rotates 90 ° upward, and the pitch axis, roll axis and heading axis follow the handle rotation. In this case, by swinging the left and right rotary control buttons, the stabilizer can rotate in an anti clockwise or clockwise manner, so that the camera can take a 360 ° rotating picture, which is very shocking. < / P > < p > mad dog mode is more interesting. After opening, the transverse roller is locked, and the pitch axis motor and heading motor quickly follow the handle to form a unique operation mode of “swing to the side you swing to”, so you can shoot a mirror operation similar to “fan Ba Zhang”, which is more interesting. In addition, Yunhe 2S has three other modes: pf mode, l mode and f mode. Let’s have a simple appreciation of the GIF diagram, because it is more common, so I will not describe it in detail. < / P > < p > in addition to the above six shooting modes, zhiyunyunhe 2S also has the function of long exposure dynamic delay, which can shoot very beautiful static images of long exposure lamp stream, which is very practical. < / P > < p > conclusion: through a variety of feature preset modes, users only need to adjust to the corresponding mode, plus reasonable operation, they can obtain movie level special effects, making your video more vivid and interesting. However, it still needs some skills, so for beginners, it’s better to practice more in the official tutorial provided by “ZY play” app, in order to obtain unexpected video shooting effect. < / P > < p > after three days of testing and intermittent use for nearly 12 hours, the stabilizer is finally finished. This value is in good agreement with the official value released by Zhiyun, and it is also enough for most of the video photography friends to shoot in one day. The detachable battery design can save the operator from the trouble of waiting for charging. < / P > < p > in addition to good battery life, the original charger attached with Yunhe 2S is also faster. According to the author’s actual measurement, when the handle indicates the remaining one grid of electricity, it only takes about an hour and a half to rush to “full”. However, it should be noted that the “full” actual power is relatively virtual, and it consumes two grids after 4.5 hours of high-intensity use. According to this ratio, the free charger can actually charge about 40% of the power in one hour. Combined with the rated power of 7800 MAH, the charging efficiency is satisfactory. < / P > < p > if you need to use the stabilizers for a long time, you can also prepare several sets of Zhiyun 18650